Beautiful date-night spots, a new ladies’ day and some must-visit exhibitions…

Welcome to a new week and whatever you’re looking for in Dubai, you’ll find it right here. From a 12-course Omakase to a new ladies’ day, we’ve rounded up the very best things to do.

Here’s the best things to do in Dubai this week.

Monday November 14

Enjoy a date night over a new Omakase menu

The sleek Nikkei restaurant Clay on Bluewaters island has unveiled a new Omakase menu, which can be enjoyed by just 8 guests per evening at the stylish sushi counter. With exclusive interation from Peruvian chef Jolbi, opt for either the 8-course or 12-course menu and tuck into dishes presented straight from the open kitchen, with each served with narrative from the head chef of the story and intentions behind flavours.

Clay, Bluewaters Island, off Dubai Marina, daily 12pm to 12am weekdays, 12pm to 2am weekends, Dhs499 for 8 courses, Dhs599 for 12 courses. Tel: (0)4 422 5600,

Check out a contemporary calligraphy exhibition

Internationally renowned artist Wissam Shawkat brings the second edition of his hugely successful Letters of Love to Alserkal this month. Available to view until November 30, the collection is made up of 50 original artworks all centering around the key theme of love. Shawkat’s research and artistic journey can be summed up in two words; “letters” and “love” and both are at the very heart of his work. His technique, “Calligraforms”, which he pioneered himself, is largely self-taught, and leans away from traditional Arabic calligraphy practices and focuses on the form of the script instead, portraying modern symbolism and highlighting the beauty and multiple angles of his works. The results are spectacular and differ greatly from piece to piece.

Letters of Love II, Mestaria Gallery, Unit 35, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, 10am to 7pm daily, until November 30. Tel: (0)4 379 0940,

Tuesday November 15

Tuck into fine fromage at a cheese workshop

Oceana at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah will be transformed unto a French winter wonderland this week with a pop-up from Le Chalet for its annual Alp’Fest. Returning for its seventh year, it runs from November 15 to 19, with an array of entertaining activities to look forward to. This kicks off with a cheese workshop by cheese master Jean Rodriguez this Tuesday, which will be presented alongside a delicious cheese, grape and charcuterie offering daily at Le Chalet.

La Chalet, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR, 9pm to 11pm, Tues Nov 15.

Gather your besties for a fitness class with a twist

Every Tuesday at 6.30pm and 7.30pm, join Blended Wellness in the studio for a full body workout, focused on core and posterior chain strength that will leave you feeling accomplished, focused and empowered, from head to toe. Once you’ve felt that burn, walk across the pool the beautiful Ula and watch the sun set, with three complimentary glasses of rose.

Blended Wellness, Dukes the Palm Jumeirah, 6.30pm and 7.30pm, Tuesdays, Dhs200. Tel: (054) 566 3899,

Wednesday November 16

Soak up the sun at a new ladies’ day

Improve hump day and visit Surf Club Dubai. The ladies’ day package takes place every Wednesday from 1pm to 5pm. Here, ladies can indulge in specially curated platters accompanied with bottomless mojitos and rosé – all for Dhs199. Plus, there are options to have a massage, your hair braided and face painted. Bliss. Can’t make it for ladies’ day? The same deal is available for ladies’ night from 7pm to 11pm.

Surf Club Dubai, West Palm Beach, Palm Jumeirah, 12pm to 5pm, Wed, Dhs199. Tel: (0)56 588 1332.

Check out an extensive global grad show

Prototypes for Humanity is a new exhibition available to view at DIFC for two days only this 16 and 17. Featuring over 100 innovations and their respective innovators from universities around the world. The theme of the show is aimed at raising awareness of global problems, celebrating solutions and catalysing action for positive social and environmental impact.

The Atrium, Precinct Building 5 within Dubai International Finance Centre, 1pm to 9pm, Nov 16 and 17, free.

Thursday November 17

Listen to the soothing sounds of an acoustic set


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Catch the last glimpses of the sunset with spectacular views of Ain Dubai at Caesars Palace beach club, Venus, every Thursday and enjoy stunning live music sets. Taking to the mic from 6pm to 9pm is Lebanese/Canadian singer-songwriter Danny Aridi, performing commercial hits you can’t help but hum along to. The team have also curated a special aperitivo menu filled with Italian favourites, and of course, you have to order a pizza or two.

Venus, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, 6pm to 9pm, Thursdays. Tel: (0)4 556 6466,

Dine at the hands of a celebrity chef

Mina brasserie

Celebrity chef Michael Mina returns to his self-titled brasserie at Four Seasons DIFC this week, hosting four-nights at Mina Brasserie to showcase the dynamic restaurant’s new menu.  The Michelin starred chef will be bringing a repertoire of new brasserie-style dishes with his signature touches with inspiration from the Middle East.

Mina Brasserie, Four Seasons DIFC, daily 7am to 1am. Tel: (0)4 506 0100,